M : info@karelverhoeven.be
T : +32 485 14 29 35
Karel Verhoeven (°1982, Ghent)
creates autonomous and applied works
including both print, digital, spatial work,
video and photography.

Since his graphic design, art and mediastudies in Ghent (BE)
and Athlone (IRL), he started working as a designer and visual artist,
often in-situ and on a co-creativ way collaborating with organisations,
companies, other visual artists, designers, architects, musicians and externals.

Karel Verhoeven

°15 november 1982

Karel Verhoeven is mainly interested in the formal and social use of public and shared places.
Project-wise, he adapts existing places in a playful, sculptural and architectural way.
This can result in a temporary or occasional integrated work, a cluster of situations or a performance.
Next to that, he observes, analyses and reconstructs specific demarcated places.
Like an archaeologist he is looking for hidden material: artefacts, sound and videomaterial.
This material becomes restructured and filtered resulting in a videowork, book, exhibition or performance.

One of the main characters of his work is the hybrid form, shifting between disciplins.
With his background in graphic media, gradually shifting into timebased media, spatial work and performances.
His work is more defined by a certain esthetic and approach rather than a medium.
Verhoeven has a strong affinity with texture, material, pure form and playful gestures.
Often you recognize basis elements from both music and architecture: rhythm, composition and structure.

His first artistic action, a performance and series of integrated works, called Föhn Le Fenêtre,
was shown in 2008 during the festival 'The Game Is Up' in Vooruit.
Since then he regularly exhibits, creates site-specific works,
is involved with co-creativ projects in Belgium and the rest of Europe
and regurarly goes on residencies.

feel free to contact info@karelverhoeven.be or call +32 485 14 29 35


2010 - 2012
Master media art
KASK School Of Arts, Gent (BE)

2004 - 2008
Bachelor art science / media and performance studies
University Of Ghent (BE)

2000 - 2003: Bachelor graphic and digital design
Gent, (BE) + Athlone (IRL)

Projects / work


Topos Sonos, audiovisual work, performance
artistic realisation
in collaboration with Emi Kodama and Elias Heuninck
supported by School Of Arts and KC Vooruit, Buda, de Werf and iMal
Gent (BE), La Gomera (ESP)


Graven (upcoming)
Exhibition 9th December, BANK project space Gent (BE)

Edited Archaeology
Residency at Frans Masereelcentrum Kasterlee (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin), permanent in-situ work
concept and artistic realisation
Westerbegraafplaats, commissioned by Stad Gent (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin) temporary in-situ work,
artistic realisation
Kouter, co-produced by Handelsbeurs, Gent (BE)

Topos Sonos Villa Elise, audiovisual work, performance
artistic realisation
collaboration with Emi Kodama and Elias Heuninck
invited and commissioned by MuZee, Chambre d'O
Oostende (BE), La Gomera (ESP)

Quatre Mains, in-situ project, permanent integrated artwork
artistic realisation
collaboration with and commissioned by
M HKA and nursery home Immaculata Edegem (BE)


The Library Of Peaceful Stories and Objects, in-situ work
artistic realisation
project in collaboration with Vredeshuis
selected artist, commissioned by Stad Gent (BE)

Transgressions, group-exhibition
artistic realisation
Invited and organised by Krakk vzw
within the context of Beaufort 2015, Koksijde (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin), 1st version, temporary in-situ work
artistic realisation
in collaboration with zZmogh, primary school Hippo's Hof , Gent (BE)
de Munt, Muntpunt, Brussels (BE)
supported by de Koning Boudewijnstichting.

PAROL! Writing And Art Beyond Walls, Beyond Borders
European Art Project, collaboration, exhibitions
curator, coordinator and exhibition designer
Warsaw (PL), Belgrade (RS), Athens (EL), Turin (IT), Tilburg (NL)
Oudenaarde, Dendermonde, Brussels, Hoogstraten (BE)

Unedited Architecture, audiovisual work, performance
artistic realisation
in collaboration with sound artist Yannick Franck
supported by Fundacion César Manrique (ESP) and Campo (BE)
programmed by Beursschouwburg within the context of Performatik


Parkeerkunst, in-situ work in public space
artistic realisation
in collaboration with Tonia In de Kleef, artist with visual impairment
invited by S.M.A.K,
commissioned by Famous and VOB
Antwerp (BE)

Bouwsels, in-situ work, participatory project
artistic realisation
in collaboration with Duin en Polders Diksmuide (BE)
commissioned by Kunstwerk(t)

Edited Archaeology, residency
artistic realisation
Isola Comacina (IT)

Anything Can B_ A Car, exhibition, participatory project
artistic realisation
KC Recyclart, Brussels (BE)

Medium Of Everything, group exhibition
presentation Unedited Architecture
artistic realisation
curated by Jerry Galle
Zwarte Zaal, Gent (BE)

Medium Of Everything, screening
presentation Unedited Architecture
artistic realisation
curated by Jerry Galle
KASK cinema, Gent (BE)

Umland Group Exhibition, screening
artistic realisation
curated by Els Wuyts
CC Belgica, Dendermonde & Villa Olmen, Wieze (BE)


w wh at*, participatory projects and exhibitions
artistic coordination, exhibition and graphic design.
fulltime employment
Brussels (BE)

Series, group exhibition
artistic realisation, selected artist
curated by Koen Vanden Broeck and Adriaan Van Raemdonck.
organised by Kunstwerkt, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerpen (BE)


It's A Give And Take, group exhibition
artistic realisation
Gallery TTTT, Gent (BE

Monumental, group exhibition
artistic realisation, selected artist
Ithaka, Leuven (BE)


Zita Swoon Group, video, graphic work
artistic collaboration
half-time employment
Antwerp (BE) + tour in France, the Netherlands and Swiss

The Colour Of Space, solo-exhibition
artistic realisation
in collaboration with Philippe Allaeys
Alph-expositionroom, Gent (BE)

Scene #1, solo-exhibition
artistic realisation
Second Room, Gent (BE)

Settlement#3, group exhibition
artistic realisation
nominee artcontest kunstsalon
Sint-Pietersabdij, Gent (BE)

LABEL, group exhibition
artistic realisation
KASK zwarte zaal, Gent (BE)

Summercamp Elektrified, working period / exhibition
artistic realisation
Timelab, Gent (BE)

I Live Here - This is not Bruges Central, group exbibition in public space
artistic realisation
Het Entrepot & Brugge Centraal, Brugge (BE)

Time is a book - Time Festival, group exhibition
artistic realisation
KC Vooruit & Ladda vzw, Gent (BE)

K&C autotuning Salon - Knive Artfestival, group exhibition
artistic realisation
Geraardsbergen (BE))

Föhn le Fenëtre - The Game is Up Festival, performance, presentation
artistic realisation, in-situ project
Art for sale, KC Vooruit, Gent (BE)

The Duckhunt Quartet, performance
artistic realisation
Entertain_us, Sint-Niklaas (BE)